You’re saying something with your appearance whether you mean to or not, so you may as well mean to.
…Fashion is communication, plain and simple. I don’t mean to sound as though I’m telling you something you don’t already know, because any self-respecting man with even a little common sense knows exactly what he’s saying and to whom he’s saying it as he gets dressed in the morning. We all wear uniforms of sorts that allow us to be accepted. There’s no shame in that.